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Why do windows change in pixel size when dragged between monitors with the same resolution? (Lenovo with Windows 8.1)

video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByLdHbPnpVjWSjU3cjc1d29tUlU/edit?usp=sharing I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 laptop; it's connected to a samsung monitor in a dual monitor setup. When I drag ...
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motor-like whine from CPU area

I have an odd sound coming from the area of my CPU. If i was to describe the sound I would say it sounds something between like a air filtration system for a fish tank when it has no water to pump ...
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Visual Studio: “Go To Definition”, inconsistent behavior

In Visual Studio, to view a class' code, you can: right click the class > Go to Definition. Ctrl + Click the class name in code file. F12 Each of which are used to navigate the definition. ...
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Why some write-in-progress files report 0 byte but shrinking drive's free space?

Occasionally I come across programs that write files that are "0 byte" long during writes, according to the file-system, but the write shrinks the drive's reported free space. Example programs are ...
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Why does read's timeout break my console?

I have a script that is causing an issue, I've boiled it down to this; #/bin/bash read -t 1 -p 'Wanna continue?' less +F readTimeout.sh echo 'Wont get printed' The original script operated by ...
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Hdmi to dvi oddness

I have a retina macbook pro (with two thunderbolt ports and one hdmi port). I just bought an hdmi to dvi adaptor but it doesn't work right when I plug it into my hdmi port: The monitor goes to sleep ...
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How do I prevent my cursor from changing fields when loading websites?

I often start typing into a text field on a website before the website has loaded completely, for example to log into Gmail while the login screen is loading, to log into my banking website, etc. ...
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Sudden change of date in windows 7 (From 2013 to 2039)

I was watching a video on youtube (using Chrome, OS is windows 7) when a pop up warned me that I had to calibrate my monitor again since the calibration was too old. This sounded strange, since I had ...
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Suddenly, I notice Windows 7 window manager behaves strangely

Windows 7 window manager has recently started to behave strangely. Firefox and Steam are running simultaneously. I am looking at the window of Firefox. Now, I click on the Steam icon in the ...
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Windows 7 x64: partially hidden windows periodically do not come forward when clicked and sometimes hovering alone brings them forward

I have checked the mouse settings to make sure that the mouse does not activate a window merely by hovering (that box is unchecked) and I have installed a new mouse and a new keyboard and made sure ...
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Eliminating “phantom” or “ghost” clicks on my Mac Pro

Recently on my Mac Pro I have been experiencing phantom clicks and other strange behaviors. I have been rummaging through my system preferences to try and root out possible causes, and recently came ...
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All icons are Internet Explorer

My partner was doing something on our laptop, and now all our icons look the same (the Internet Explorer icon). When you open something up (eg Windows Media Player), it goes straight to Internet ...
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Side scrolling in Windows (7)

Usually, I use Macs. At work though, I have to use Windows 7. I still use an Apple mouse and I am used to being able to scroll both vertically and horizontally. In some programs such as Google ...
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File disappears from Finder when hard link copy is deleted

Ok, I just got quite the scare... I have a folder with some important files. Using the Terminal I had created hard-links to those files in a different folder. Something like this: mkdir test ln ...
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TextEdit not caring about hard links? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hard link not works under Mac OS X in GUI mode I did a little experiment. First I ran the following in a Terminal: mkdir test cd test echo "A" > a echo "B" > b ln ...
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What's happened to my Windows 7 account?

As we all know, Microsoft released a bundle of updates on Patch Tuesday yesterday. I dutifully told Windows Update to install and I went to bed. This evening, when I finally got back on my computer, ...
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Icon changes to old one when filename matches old one

I'm using Vista Home Premium x64. I wrote a program in Visual Studio 2008 I put it on my desktop. Then, I deleted the program and changed the icon in Visual Studio and recompiled it. Then I moved ...